Fort Lauderdale attorney Janeil Morgan attended the Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) Trial Academy, an intense week-long course consisting of drafting direct examinations, cross-examinations, motions, and opening statements held at DOAH's Tallahassee headquarters.
The Trial Academy welcomed its fourth cohort, approximately 60 attorneys across the state. The primary objective of the Trial Academy is to help develop and refine participants' litigation skills within administrative law under the guidance of experienced coaches, including administrative law judges, judges of compensation claims, and administrative law attorneys.
Throughout the week, the attendees engaged in training, emphasizing the practical application of basic trial skills, crafting opening statements, examining witnesses, objecting, and offering exhibits.
Janeil and her team were coached by Judge Barbara Case, Workers Compensation Judge in West Palm Beach; Judge Megan Silver, Administrative Law Judge at DOAH; and Lee Damessous, Managing Attorney at the Florida Department of Management Services, Office of General Counsel.
The week consisted of a series of six (6) hearings. Janeil was selected by her team to represent the group in the 2023 DOAH Trial Academy Final Hearing. Janeil conducted a cross-examination of an expert witness and a Motion in Limine at the final hearing.
About Janeil A. Morgan
Janeil A. Morgan is an Associate in the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Government Law Practice Group. Janeil's practice includes government contracting, municipality law, eminent domain, and general litigation.